Apprentice DevOps Engineer

Recruiter
KURT GEIGER LIMITED
Location
24, Britton Street, London, EC1M 5UA
Salary
£25,000.00 annually
Posted
03 Jun 2021
Closes
26 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001719668
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
July
Duration
Permanent
The successful candidate will become part of the engineering team, where cutting edge E-Commerce platforms are being designed, built and maintained. We are looking for someone who is comfortable with working as part of an engineering team to design and build scalable and reliable systems from the ground up. Day-to-day responsibilities will also include managing existing systems, fault-finding and fixing.

The bulk of the systems in E-Commerce are based on Linux and Amazon cloud technologies. The successful candidate will be working on these systems, both for the customer-facing e-commerce sites and to facilitate the rest of the engineering team in delivering their work.

The successful candidate will support:
  • Various systems backing up our services (Splunk, GoCD, etc.) as well as the infrastructure behind our websites and internal products
  • 1st line of support as part of an on-call rota
  • The team and wider organization in developing consistent designs and implementations

The Person:

We are looking for motivated individuals that are interested in the technology and would like to continue to develop their engineering practices. This is an excellent role for someone who wants to work as part of a team, with the latest technology, to implement and manage large-scale e-commerce platforms. The individual needs to be able to work on high level problems with little supervision to completion. The individual can write code to meet organization standards in at least one high level programming language and commits to, and delivers on, completion of work to a prescribed schedule. Understanding of how network security works is essential, as well as being able to implement security changes (using nACLs, security groups etc.).

The following skills are essential for a successful candidate:
  • Good understanding of AWS, especially around common services (VPC, Route53, EC2, ECS, API gateway, Lambda)
  • Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation preferably)
  • Being able to write Chef cookbook and bash scripts (experience with Ansible or similar tools is also acceptable)

Experience working with Linux servers is essential. The candidate will need to be comfortable with Linux, able to configure services on the fly and find their way around Linux.

We are looking for someone who is able to ask questions and is curious how systems are designed and configured. The individual will need to be able to:
  • Articulate security requests in human and technical language
  • Positively reinforce security policies and procedures to staff in the wider organization
  • Routinely document decisions and implementations in accordance with existing organization standards
  • Articulate or visualize problems and solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Clearly communicate designs to other engineers in the department
  • Support the DevOps manager on work to reduce costs and consolidate infrastructure, as well as maintain security and standards and implement improvements


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to multi-task whilst under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and solution identification
  • Ability to work on their own initiative with minimal supervision


Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Punctual
  • Logical thinking


Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths).

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Things to consider

Benefits:
  • Competitive basic salary
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Enviable discounts
  • And so much more!

If you're successful, you will work for a business which recognises that amazing people are the key to driving our business forward and fulfil our vision of being the world's leading multi-channel retailer of luxury branded shoes and accessories. We are a fast-paced business where no two days are the same, so you will need to be adaptable; but we will reward your hard-work, commitment and loyalty with a fantastic benefits package and very real opportunities for progression.

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